Indulge in a Deliciously Rich Starbucks Mocha Frappe Recipe

Welcome, coffee lovers! Today, I am going to teach you how to make a heavenly drink – the Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. This chilled beverage is perfect for a sunny afternoon or as a treat on a hot summer day. For all you Starbucks fans out there, this recipe is an affordable way to enjoy your favorite drink without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

The famous Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino is made from coffee, milk, ice, and chocolate syrup. It’s a blended drink that has become so popular that many coffee shops have copied the recipe. But my recipe is more than just a copycat; it’s the ultimate homemade version!

With my step-by-step instructions, you’ll be whipping up a frothy and rich Mocha Frapp in no time. It’s perfect for impressing your friends at your next summer barbecue or simply treating yourself to a delicious afternoon pick-me-up.

So gather your ingredients and let me show you how to make the best Mocha Frappuccino that rivals even the beloved Starbucks version!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Starbucks Mocha Frappe
Starbucks Mocha Frappe

Come one, come all, and take a sip of this heavenly concoction – the Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. Let me tell you, folks, why you’ll simply love this recipe.

First and foremost, imagine yourself on a hot summer day – the sun scorching down on you, sweat streaming down your face, and desperation for an icy-cold beverage to quench your thirst. What better remedy than a tall glass of the Mocha Frappuccino? Imagine bits of ice cream and milk mixed together with extra strong coffee and chocolate syrup…simply divine! The refreshing taste of this Mocha Frappuccino will seize your palate and leave you refreshed beyond measure.

Allow me to further elaborate on the delightful taste of this drink. The blended coffee mixed with milk and mocha sauce creates an unparalleled sweetness with undertones of coffee bitterness that will leave your taste buds singing praises for days. The texture is creamy yet icy, providing you with the perfect balance that will keep coming back for more.

Not only does this recipe have a perfect taste, but it is simple to make, too! With ingredients that can be easily found in any kitchen pantry or fridge, including ice cubes, instant coffee, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream – it is easy for both experienced baristas or novice coffee drinkers to whip up a batch in no time. And with numerous substitutions available such as half-and-half or vanilla extract variant for those seeking options in their diet or lifestyle choices- anyone could enjoy a refreshing glass of mocha frappuccino anytime they want.

So don’t think twice to give this recipe a try! Not only will it delight your tastebuds, but also effectively quench any thirst resulting from the scorching heat- leaving you feeling invigorated like never before. Trust me; there’s no going back once you’ve tasted the goodness that is Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino.

Ingredient List

 Chillax with a Starbucks Mocha Frappe on a hot summer day!
Chillax with a Starbucks Mocha Frappe on a hot summer day!

Let’s get started by assembling our ingredients for this Starbucks Mocha Frappé. Here’s what you’ll need:

For the coffee mixture:

  • 1 cup of extra strong coffee (espresso or brewed coffee)
  • 1/2 cup of milk (whole milk is recommended)
  • 3 tbsp of chocolate syrup
  • 1 tbsp of mocha sauce or instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of ice

Optional ingredient substitutions:

  • Milk choices: You may use coffee milk, half-and-half, or a plant-based milk like almond or soy milk.
  • Chocolate syrup: You may substitute with a homemade mocha sauce, Starbuck’s bottled mocha, or cocoa powder.
  • Sugar: You may use honey, maple syrup, or any other sweetener you prefer.

Keep in mind that the recipe ingredients will vary depending on the serving size you want to make. Feel free to adjust the amounts according to the portions you want. Now, that we have all our ingredients ready, let’s get blending!

The Recipe How-To

 No need to spend all your moola at the coffee shop when you can make your own Mocha Frappe at home!
No need to spend all your moola at the coffee shop when you can make your own Mocha Frappe at home!

Are you ready to make a Starbucks Mocha Frappe as good as the original? With just a few simple steps you can prepare a homemade mocha frappuccino with extra strong coffee that tastes exactly like the one from your favorite coffeehouse.

Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Brew Strong Coffee & Chill

Brew your espresso or extra strong coffee using your usual method. Then, let it cool down before chilling for at least 1 hour in the fridge.

Step 2: Prepare The Blender

In the blender, add 1 cup of chilled brewed strong coffee (espresso or coffee), 2 cups of ice cubes, ½ cup of whole milk, and 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup.

Step 3: Blend Everything Together

Blend everything together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Step 4: Add More Flavors

For more flavors, add any of the following:

  • For a starbucks bottled mocha taste, add 2 tablespoons of mocha sauce.
  • For a hint of vanilla, add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.
  • To make this frothy and creamy like Starbucks, add some heavy cream or half-and-half.

Blend until everything is well-combined.

Step 5: Pour Into Glasses and Add Toppings

Pour your homemade mocha frappuccino into glasses and add whipped cream on top along with some chocolate syrup or cocoa powder. You can also add sprinkles or more toppings according to your preference.


With these easy steps, you can now make a copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappe within minutes at home, using similar ingredients but costing way less than Starbucks’ rendition.

Substitutions and Variations

 Indulge in the decadent blend of espresso, chocolate and cream with every sip!
Indulge in the decadent blend of espresso, chocolate and cream with every sip!

Well, if you’re feeling adventurous, it’s time to experiment! There are a few ways to play around with this recipe and make it your own without changing the essence of what makes it divine. Here are my favorite substitutions and variations to try:

– Change up the mocha sauce: If you want a little different taste or something more budget-friendly, try swapping out the Starbucks bottled mocha for homemade mocha sauce. Mix 1 cup of brewed coffee, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until it becomes smooth.

– Try different flavored syrups: Vanilla syrup is an excellent addition to this recipe; however, you can change things up by experimenting with other flavors such as caramel, hazelnut, peppermint or the seasonal starbucks peppermint mocha syrup or white chocolate. Add two tablespoons of your preferred syrup along with the mocha sauce. Trust me; it will be fantastic!

– Use milk alternatives: There’s no reason why you have to stick with regular milk when making the perfect Mocha Frappuccino. You can use non-dairy substitutes like soy milk, oat milk or almond milk instead. If you’re feeling fancy and decadent, experiment with using coconut cream or almond cream in place of milk.

– Switch up the coffee: Utilize various types of beans from different brands if Starbucks roast coffee isn’t your cuppa tea or maybe you still can’t handle all that caffeine. You can also switch regular coffee for decaf coffee so you can enjoy it during late-night studies

– Play around with the toppings: Try something different as well! Top off your chocolaty concoction with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, caramel drizzle or candy-coated chocolates.

Overall this list is just the beginning of all the possibilities you have to experiment with to personalize a Starbucks copycat recipe. Be creative and trust your taste buds to find what works best for you. Enjoy and savor your homemade Mocha Frappuccino with pride, and remember to share it with your friends!

Serving and Pairing

 Can't stand the heat? No worries, this frozen beverage will cool you down in a jiffy.
Can’t stand the heat? No worries, this frozen beverage will cool you down in a jiffy.

Now that you have mixed and blended your homemade Mocha Frappuccino, it’s time to serve and enjoy this satisfying beverage!

When serving, make sure to add the whipped cream and drizzle chocolate syrup on top of the frappe. This will add some delightful sweetness to every sip.

Mocha Frappuccino is a great drink for any time of the day, whether you want to enjoy it as a morning pick-me-up or an afternoon treat. It is also an excellent drink to pair with light snacks such as cookies, muffins, or even fruit.

One of the best things about this drink is that it can be customized according to your preferences. You can add vanilla syrup, peppermint extract, or even salted caramel sauce to give your Mocha Frappuccino a unique flavor.

If you’re looking for a perfect summer drink, then Mocha Frappuccino is the right choice for you! The ice-cold blend of coffee, milk, and ice cream makes it a refreshing drink to beat the heat.

Remember that everything in moderation is key. While enjoying your Mocha Frappuccino at home is an excellent way to save money compared to constantly purchasing them from cafes like Starbucks, always consider moderation due to its nutrition facts.

You can share this delectable drink with friends and family or keep it all to yourself – either way, it is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for a morning pick-me-up, afternoon treat or even dessert!
Perfect for a morning pick-me-up, afternoon treat or even dessert!

Listen up folks, I’m about to give you the skinny on how to store and reheat your homemade Mocha Frappe like a pro. If you’ve got leftover frappuccino, don’t fear, there are a few things you can do to keep it fresh and tasty for the next time you need a caffeine pick-me-up.

First things first, if you’re planning on making a big batch of Mocha Frappe to enjoy later, go ahead and double or triple the recipe. The good news is that it stores well in the fridge for up to 24 hours. To store it properly, pour it into an airtight container and pop it in the fridge.

When you’re ready to drink your stored frappuccino, give it a quick stir and add any additional toppings like whipped cream or chocolate syrup before serving. But if you want the real Starbucks experience, don’t forget to top your Mocha Frappe with whipped cream and drizzle chocolate sauce over the top for presentation.

If you’d like to reheat your frappuccino, be sure to let it sit at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes before heating it up. You can either microwave it or warm it up on the stove in a small pot. Make sure not to overheat your frappuccino as this can cause the ice cream to melt and the consistency of the drink will change.

And there you have it folks; my tips for making ahead, storing, and reheating your homemade Mocha Frappe. So go ahead and whip up some deliciousness and enjoy the coffee house taste test from your own home.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Sip, sip, hooray! This Mocha Frappe is where it's at.
Sip, sip, hooray! This Mocha Frappe is where it’s at.

Ahoy folks! If you’re dreaming of a thick, creamy, chocolatey Starbucks Mocha Frappé at home, I’ve got the perfect recipe for ye. But wait, before ye set sail on this delicious journey, let me give ye some tips that’ll help ye make the perfect cup of mocha frappuccino.

Tip 1: Use extra strong coffee or espresso.

The secret to making an irresistible mocha frappuccino is to start with strong coffee or espresso. The stronger the coffee, the more pronounced the coffee flavor will be in your drink. You can use instant coffee or roast coffee, but make sure it’s brewed extra strong for maximum flavor.

Tip 2: Add ice cream for a creamier texture.

If you want a richer and creamier texture, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or any creamy ice cream to your frappuccino. It will not only make your drink thicker but also enhance its flavor.

Tip 3: Chill your ingredients before blending.

Another secret to making a perfect mocha frappuccino is to chill all your ingredients before blending them together. By doing so, your ice won’t melt as quickly and it will give your drink a smooth consistency.

Tip 4: Adjust sweetness according to taste.

When making a copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino at home, adjust the sweetness according to your taste preference. If you prefer a sweeter blend, add an extra tablespoon of chocolate syrup or sugar; if you prefer your coffee on a less sweet side, reduce the amount of milk used.

Tip 5: Get creative with variations and additions.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with variations and additions like peppermint, white chocolate or caramel flavors. Try adding different flavors of sauces and syrups to enhance the taste of your frappuccino.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to whip up a homemade Mocha Frappuccino that is equally, if not better than Starbucks. So, bear in mind these tips, get your blender ready, and set sail on this delicious journey of making the perfect Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino at home.


Now, it’s time to address some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to this Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino recipe. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced barista, you might have some doubts about the ingredients or the procedure mentioned in the recipe. In this section, I will provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, so that you can make this delicious frappe with confidence and ease. Let’s get started!

What are the ingredients in a Starbucks mocha frappuccino?

The delectable Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino is a blend of ice, whole milk, rich coffee Frappuccino syrup, delicious mocha sauce, topped with whipped cream, and a touch of vanilla syrup to enhance its flavor.

Does a Mocha Frappé have coffee in it from Starbucks?

Are you a coffee enthusiast who also loves chocolate? If yes, then I have the perfect recipe for you. It’s a delectable blend of coffee, milk and rich chocolate flavor – a perfect on-the-go beverage! And the best part? It’s low in fat as well. So, let me guide you through the process of making this irresistible coffee blend.

What’s the difference between mocha and Mocha Frappé?

When it comes to coffee, there are many variations and options to choose from. If you’re in the mood for something iced and blended, a Frappe may be your cup of tea (or coffee, in this case). If you have a sweet tooth and desire a chocolatey twist, a Mocha can be the perfect choice. For those who prefer a stronger flavor profile, an Espresso may be preferred, but for a mellow version of this, a Latte may be the way to go. If you’re looking for a creamy and frothy option, a Cappuccino fits the bill.

Bottom Line

Now that you have the recipe for this delicious Starbucks Mocha Frappe in your hands, I encourage you to try it out and experience the magic for yourself. You don’t need to spend a fortune or leave your house to enjoy a tasty Mocha Frappuccino. With some basic ingredients and the right recipe, you can create a copycat version of the popular Starbucks drink right in your own kitchen.

By doing so, not only are you saving money but also creating a healthier alternative by controlling the sugar and portion sizes. You can adjust this recipe to your personal taste preferences and unleash your creativity by experimenting with different variations and substitutions. Trust me when I say that the possibilities are endless!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your blender and ingredients and whip up a homemade Mocha Frappe today! Your taste buds will thank you later.

Starbucks Mocha Frappe

Starbucks Mocha Frappe Recipe

Right out of their cookbook. I've drank these at Starbucks before but I've never made one at home.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Servings 1 16 oz. drink
Calories 268 kcal


  • 18 -22 ice cubes
  • 7 ounces extra strong coffee, chilled
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 2 tablespoons almond syrup or 2 tablespoons raspberry flavored syrup
  • whipped cream (to garnish) or ice cream (to garnish)


  • Place ice,coffee,chocolate sauce and syrup in blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into large,tall glass.
  • Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream or your favorite ice cream.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 660gCalories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 47.8gProtein: 3.7gFat: 6.8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1.5mgSodium: 274.6mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 25.4g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Small Appliance, Smoothies
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